X-Trans or Bayer? Please help

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Negative287 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,742
Re: X-Trans is for sharpness

Doug Pardee wrote:

Jefftan wrote:

What is the benefit of X-Trans compare to Bayer.

The point of the X-Trans layout is to improve sharpness, by allowing the low-pass filters to be omitted from the sensor without introducing (much) color moiré.

As a side benefit, X-Trans files tend to be a bit smoother for black-and-white conversions.

Less noise? That's almost the only benefit that I know

There's nothing special noise-wise about the X-Trans layout.

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That's not true...  The be lower amount of red and blue spots in the filter array reduces data and noise in those channels.  This has actually been shown on testing.  While the increase in green, actually improves gray scale resolution fairly well.

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